Saracens - I couldn't wait to get out there - Strettle

Dec 31, 2018

I couldn't wait to get out there - Strettle


After 11 weeks on the sidelines, David Strettle made his Saracens comeback and it was like he hadn’t been away.

The veteran winger had been missing due to a broken foot which he picked up in the Heineken Champions Cup match at Glasgow Warriors back in October.

Strettle had been itching to get back in the black of Sarries since and the 35-year-old made an instant impact as the Wolfpack fought hard to record victory over Worcester Warriors on Saturday.

“It’s been massively frustrating,” he said.

“I missed the World Cup back in 2007 because of a break in my foot and I haven’t had an issue for something like nine years now. I broke it a couple of times after that and I thought it was all behind me. 

“It’s tough especially when you see the boys playing so well and you want to be part of it. You always know if your team are trailing you have to go and do that extra bit more; I couldn’t wait to get out there.”

Strettle marked his a return with what he does best, scoring a try after 13 minutes of being on the field at Allianz Park.

The former England international said he needed to go hunting for the ball and get in the game and it proved the correct decision with his effort securing four points for Mark McCall’s side.

“I was bored, I’m not going to lie!” he quipped.

“I sometimes try and keep the width on the wing but if you’re supposed to be one of the danger players, the guy who creates something, you want to get involved. 

“I just shouted to Faz that I was near him and he said to come on a shoulder ball; he created the space and that’s credit to the forwards outside me because if people aren’t running outside me then there wouldn’t be that space.”

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